How to raise a toast around the world (VIDEO)

Aug 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Nothing brings people together like a toast. But different countries have different customs, and you don't want to turn a special moment into an awkward one.

That's why Let's Grab a Beer put together a video showing the proper way to raise a glass — or not — when you toast around the world.

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Toasting can be more complicated than you might think. In certain countries, making eye contact or raising your glass above your host's can be considered disrespectful. In others, clinking your glass with your fellow drinkers is part of the fun, but be careful — in some places, clinking glasses can be seen as rude or hostile.

But you don't have to live in fear of upsetting your hosts. From Hungary to Japan, you'll be ready for a good time whenever, wherever, after learning the toasting customs in this video.

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